The stage is set for the Samas 2018 showdown and it will be hosted by three entertaining stars.
TV and radio personality, Somizi Mhlongo will return for a record third time.
He will co-host the event with radio presenter Dineo Ranaka and comedian Mpho “Pops” Modikoane.
According to a report by Sunday World, Mhlongo expressed his excitement and said “I am excited to host the Samas for the third time. I thought last year I enjoyed and it was the last time. But it just shows that if you are good at what you do, people will also ask for more.”
“I am looking forward to the event. My outfits are ready, and I’m going to be dressed by both young and established designers. I will wear six to eight outfits on the day.”
The 24th Samas takes place at Sun City Convention Centre in North West on June 2. Tickets range in price from R395 to R795 at Ticket Pro. The event starts at 20:00.
The Top 20 shortlist for Record of the Year, revealed last month, points to a dominant dance culture and a thriving hip hop industry.
Among many other hits, these are some of the nominees.
Lady Zamar flies the dance flag with two berths for My Baby and Love is Blind while Kwesta holds it down for hip hop with his two hits Spirit featuring Wale and Ngiyazifela Ngawe featuring Thabsie.
Omunye by Durban gqom duo Distruction Boyz featuring Benny Maverick and Dlala Mshunqisi made an appearance as did Akanamali by Sun-El Musician featuring Samthing Soweto.
Suited by Shekhinah, I Do by LaSauce featuring Amanda and Tigi by Sands crack the list and also stake their claim to the trophy.
The public vote and send the nominees into the top 10 stage before heading out to Sun City where the Record of the Year winner will be crowned. Voting by USSD line is open until next month. To vote you send the number of the artist, for example *120*2003*21# USSD charged at R1.50 per minute, free minutes do not apply.